Highlights, West Indies vs England, 3rd Test at St Lucia, Day 2, Full cricket score: Mark Wood's fifer helps tourists stretch lead to 142

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FirstCricket Staff, Feb 10, 2019 18:57:28 IST

England beat West Indies by 232 runs

277/10
Overs
101.5
R/R
2.73
Fours
23
Sixes
0
Extras
38
154/10
Overs
47.2
R/R
3.26
Fours
16
Sixes
1
Extras
17
361/5
Overs
105.2
R/R
3.43
Fours
32
Sixes
1
Extras
33
252/10
Overs
69.5
R/R
3.63
Fours
28
Sixes
4
Extras
12

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Report, Day 1: Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler compiled an unbeaten fifth-wicket stand of 124 to guide England to 231 for four at the close on day one of the third Test against West Indies in St Lucia.

Stokes enjoyed a most unusual reprieve when he was caught-and-bowled for 52 by Alzarri Joseph, who snaffled a sharp chance as the ball cannoned towards his midriff.

After trudging from the oval at the Darren Sammy Stadium in Gros Islet, Stokes was removing his protective equipment when the third umpire declared that Joseph had delivered a no-ball after reviewing the footage.

West Indies' stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite and England captain Joe Root. AFP

West Indies' stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite and England captain Joe Root. AFP

Number seven Jonny Bairstow, already in the middle, made a quick u-turn and exited as Stokes returned to rousing cheers from the England fans.

Buttler was dropped in the slips before he had scored, and he and Stokes rode their luck at times early but looked more poised as the day progressed, and they dug their team out of a big early hole.

Buttler was unbeaten on 67 and Stokes on 62 as England took the upper hand for the first time in the series, which they have already lost after defeats in the first two Tests.

But it was not all smooth sailing for the visitors, whose top-order problems were starkly evident again.

Keemo Paul, drafted into the team in place of suspended captain Jason Holder, took a wicket with his first ball when England opener Keaton Jennings edged to first slip. He was out for eight off what was little more than a loosener from Paul.

The 20-year-old, in his third Test, was the pick of the four-pronged West Indies pace attack and beat the batsmen regularly.

After getting Jennings, he also snared the other opener, Rory Burns, for 29 when the opener was trapped lbw.

The on-field umpire adjudged Burns not out, but a West Indies review showed the ball would have hit the middle stump and the decision was overturned.

Paul finished the day with 2-42, while Shannon Gabriel bowled with genuine pace, clocked several times at more than 90 miles-per-hour (145 kph).

He collected 1-44, dismissing Joe Denly lbw for 20.

England captain Joe Root (15) was out cheaply for the fifth time in as many innings this series, caught-behind off a poor Joseph ball that was not far from being a wide.

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and sent England in.

England made two changes. Jennings and pace bowler Mark Wood came in for Ben Foakes and Sam Curran.

With inputs from Reuters

Updated Date: Feb 11, 2019 08:21:29 IST







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